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. president obama referenced a new "washington post" poll just out that has support for background checks at 91%. hardly anything gets 91%. apple pie is probably in the 80%s. to hold their representatives accountable. here's the president again today. >> how often do 90% of americans agree on everything? it never happens. many other reforms are supported by clear majorities of americans. and i ask every american to find out where your member of congress stands on these ideas. if they're not part of that 90% who agree that we should make it harder for a criminal or somebody with a severe mental illness to buy a gun, then you should ask them, why not? why are you part of the 10%? >> you know, neil, when we go through 9/11, say to myself, every time somebody said, how would this stop this from happening the first time? a lot of these guys were on the watch list. they didn't even enforce the law. when you think about the horror that happened to your family here, you lost your son, do you sense anything that would really work? >> it's not one change that's going to make a difference. it's seve
, the washington post reports that obama administration pushing banks to give out more home loans to people with weaker credit. did not one of them pay attention to what happened? do they not study history? doe they not understand anything? the reasoning? the housing rebound has left too many people behind. this sounds a little bit, just a little bit like well president clinton. like president bush. gosh, i want inch to have money to buy a house, but they don't. it's hard to disagree with the sentiment. but we've seen what happens when people think in terms of sentiment rather than solution. the market is improves. but here is another view on houses right now. 28% of all homeowners, in this country are still owing more than their homes are worth. the mortgage delinquency rate, on all loans is 7.4%. that is better than what it had been over 10%. just two years ago. but it is still not good. and more than 1.8 million properties in this country received foreclosure filings last year, 1.48 million remain in some stage of foreclosure. and president obama, folks -- i don't know what to say about
. >>> here in washington, president obama and his family attended church today. they went to services near the white house. the president wished everyone he saw a happy easter. we are expecting that news conference about the murders in texas within the next couple of hours and again we will bring it to you live when it happens. >>> when we return, the men who pray for our nation's leaders. >> these are patriots. these are people who seriously desire the best for this nation. >> democrats and republicans thank me for that prayer. neezin] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. and kids six years and older. [ dog ] we found it together.upbeat ] on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. there's a reason no one says "easy like mond
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obama has found himself in a strange place. on tuesday he signed the continuing resolution bill, one that included the dreaded sequester cuts, as the "washington post" zachary writes, in so doing the president locked into place cuts that threaten to undermine his second term economic vision just four months after he won re-election. tomorrow, the president will be in florida pushing an idea while endorsed by people who actually understand economics remains horrifically unpopular with republicans, stimulus spending. >> this is a good opportunity for the president to illustrate the value in the short term and long term of the important infrastructure investments the president talked about quite some time. >> if stimulus spending in an era of historically low interest growth and rates may seem like a good idea, president obama seems to be suffering from a lack of confidence any of it will come to pass. the current offer on the white house website calls for $50 billion in stimulus, half the amount in the senate democrat's budget. that plan calls for $100 billion in stimulus amounting to
"washington journal" is next. ♪ good morning and welcome to "washington journal." 2013., march 29, president obama called on congress to pass gun-control legislation and urged americans to remember the victims of gun violence. he spoke at a white house surrounded by mothers whose children were killed in the shootings. calls on theyour president's call for renewed on rent -- and gun legislation. democrats -- republicans -- independents -- online.also find us send us a tweet by writing @cspanwj. span and facebook to weigh in. you can also e-mail us. here is the front page of the new york daily news this morning, quoting president obama -- yesterday, the president said "shame on us." inside of the new york daily news, it says -- let's take a lesson to president obama in his own words. [video clip] ." >> i read an article in the news hasother day, wondering, washington missed its opportunity because as time goes on after newtown, somehow people start moving on and for getting? people hereyou, the do not forget. grace's dad is not forgetting. has not forgotten. the notion that two mont
editor at the "washington times." emily, what do you make of president obama saying shame on us if we have forgotten newtown? >> i would say the only person that should be ashamed is president obama. we haven't heard him talk about gun control in weeks, and suddenly on the day which everyone knew in advance that connecticut was releasing all this information about what happened at sandy hook, he suddenly has a press conference at the white house and starts calling for more of his political agenda. it's just -- i think it's disgusting. that's what he's been pushing for since before he got re-elected and he will continue to push for it. >> cornel, what about that. almost saying shame on the president. >> same on the president for wanting to protect americans. shame on the president for calling for common sense solutions on guns that 91% of americans support. shame, really here should be on those who stand in the way of it. i mean, look, these high capacity clips, background checks, we have a moral obligation to try to protect, you know, there's no perfect law. however, if we can keep gu
expect many more years of returns. for "outfront," tom foreman, washington. >>> still to come, president obama versus the nra. has the gun lobby already won? >>> plus, an american businessman found dead in singapore. police say it was suicide. his family says it doesn't add up. >>> should overweight people pay more to fly? one airline under pressure says, yes. >>> welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about focusing on our own reporting from the front lines. well, america's role in mali could be expanding. in a visit today, senator john mccain said the united states will assist the french and coalition militaries to provide them with the equipment, training and technology needed to rid mali of terrorists linked to al qaeda. now whether that makes sense depends on how you define equipment saying if equipment is like binoculars and those in the wrong hands would not be a problem. >>> the pentagon is refusing to award purple hearts to victims of the 2009 ft. hood shooting. the reason, the pentagon says they were not the victims of an international terr
vote, even that i.d. from the state will not be good enough anymore under the new law. in washington, d.c. at the federal level, president obama has just established a bipartisan commission to try to fix what has gone so wrong with the basic running of the elections in this country, but in the states where they're actually making policy on these matters, already this year we have seen 55 measures introduced to make voting harder. not easier, harder, in 30 states. it's as if republicans in state legislatures looked at the debacle of 2012, the stay in line election and lawsuits over new requirements for voting and couldn't wait to order a second helping for that. today, arkansas republicans finished passing laws to make voting harder, a democrat governor vetoed the bill, but they overrided it, so it will be much harder to vote in the great state of arkansas. ige virginia, there was not even that last barrier of a governor. lawmakers passed their voter i.d. bill, and bob mcdonnell signed it, and that was it, let's make it harder. joining us now is a virginia state senator, and an opponent
in singapore and his parents say our government needs to get involved. new developments today in washington as president obama is now set to meet with singapore's prime minister less than an hour from now. and singaporen authorities ruled that shane todd's death a suicide and the family maintains that shane was murdered after warning that his poss in singapore may be passing along secret research to china. our research. trace gallagher live in the west coast news room with more. >> trace: it's important to note we have no idea whether this conversation will come up when the president meets with the prime minister of singapore. it's already putting strains on u.s.-singapore relations and max baucus lives where the todds live, saying he wants to block funding to singapore because he wants the singapore government to give the fbi all of the evidence in this case. now, singapore has requested some assistance from the fbi, but apparently not enough to satisfy senator baucus. now, the reason that shane todd's family believes he was murdered and it was made to look like suicide is that shane todd
of important stories to get you. i am generally. jon: i am jon scott. grumblings in washington as president obama begins the second day of fundraising. during a denver police academy yesterday before heading west. he attends private events today in california in hopes of helping democrats win back the house of representatives and hold onto the senate in next year's midterm elections. watchdogs are blasting the president for taking part after promising campaign-finance reform during his first term. ed henry is live from the white house. does this suggest that the president can work with congress right now? >> it has been getting earlier for both cards as they try to fight it out. he had two events last night, two events today, the president. law-enforcement officials, talking about gun control, saying that he wanted to work with republicans to find common sense and common ground on some of these gun-control measures. that sounds like a contradiction, although the white house spokesmen insist that raising money for democrats will also work for republicans and that is not appropriate. >> to do
's in your wallet? lou: the obama administration under increasing fire for how this handling the sequester cuts according to the "washington post" thousands of cancer patients are being denied treatment for cancer clinics all across the country because of sequester cuts to medicare. the administration blaming republicans for sequester but the clinics aren't buying that. they say the obama administration has chosen to oppose the cuts and expensive chemotherapy drugs instead of on the surface side they could absorb the cuts or make do with fewer nurses and that coming from the cancer clinics themselves. more outrageous ways to taxpayer dollars, weekly standard senior vomiting this program rewarded more than $420,000 grant to indiana university to study the correct use of condoms. the research we are told has been completed. scientist have not released those long-awaited findings, but a government website confirms the study did not result in the creation of a single job. hundreds of fast food workers in new york walked off their jobs calling for higher wages and the power to organize a union.
call it just semantics. >>> and president obama heads west to highlight that state's new gun control law, but back in washington, his own push is in political limbo. talk about it with maria cardona, hi, maria, and amy holmes. hi. haven't spoken to you in forever. >> such a plesh perp thank you for having me. >> amy is a news anchor. and a little background for both of you and our viewers pap few days ago president barack obama and-of-featured victims of gun vile, around sured them he hasn't forgotten about them. today on cnn's "state of the union" republican lindsey graham says the checks already in place aren't being enforced. >> before you'd expand a background check, there are 76,000 people last year failed a background check and less than 1% gauss prosecuted. there are 9,000 people in 2010 fail add background check who are felons on the run and none were prosecuted. before you extend back ground checks to include private individuals, let's put resources into the current system we have that's clearly broken. >> okay. so, listen, i'm not sure where we are on this, amy and maria, b
debate on gun reform, president obama is looking for support outside of washington d.c. yesterday at a police academy not far from the site of last year's theater shooting in colorado, the president focused on universal background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed and nothing to do with the facts. but feeds into the suspicion about government. if there are any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners and you've been hearing that someone has taken away your guns, get the facts. we're not proposing gun registration system. we're proposing background checks for criminals. >> one of the most fascinating parts of the speech was when he talked about michelle saying if i lived in a rural area and i lived on a farm, i would want a gun in my house. he was talking about this is not about keeping guns away from people. michelle was talking to the president. the president by extension understan
get the check. who want to make sure it happens. president obama is pushing for everyone to own a home, even if they cannot afford it. no one in washington learned the lessons of the housing crisis. for more let's bring in lou dobbs. lou, this is one of our favorite topics the -- >> of favorite topic. he combines two of those old adages. the government is here to help and the check is in the mail. i think in the incense of the fha and this call by the obama administration for them to lower their credit standards, it is almost incomprehensible that this demonstration, no matter -- suppose no one is more critical of this a administration and i am, but even i am stunned by the stupidity of the statement. we are just coming out of the worst economic crisis since the depression. it is certainly without any qualification whatsoever the fault of the agency's that permitted this securitization of mortgages. and they're at it again five years out from the death of the crisis. the. gerri: the administration say we will let holder fee to the fire of these people go belly up. the government is so
roosevelt to modern era lead rs like reagan, bush and obama are criticized heavily for helping direct the country's economy. looking at washington today, stockton sees a rogue central bank. too much wall street influence. and two political parties at a standstill. all this he arguing is leading to an even bigger fiscal crisis. we're dpoing to forget about the armageddon. this show is about the next couple weeks and months. i'm not thinking a million years from now but i got to ask you about this. first of all, i think this whole fiscal cliff, this whole thing between the two parties is hopeless. why would a republican member of congress, why would they want to raise taxes so they get the joy of screwing people on medicare? that's -- why should a democrat screw the people who depend on him who are living on medicare and social security to get the rich to pay more taxes? neither one of these things seem to work for me politically. why is the president pushing it? >> well, i don't know. it's not going to happen. it's a problem of our divided government. >> would you vote for either one o
greatly. >> certainly president obama is trying to get the ball back in his court, so to speak, having the fire needed around the country and in washington, d.c. to move on some type of legislation for gun violence reform in this country. as we used president obama as an example, and americans see the first ever african-american president, does that give people a reason to think that we truly do live in a post racial america when we really don't? >> certainly, some people have tried to make that argument. i think when we looked at how our country, some part of our country reacted, we saw the rise of the tea party and frankly, the most vocal profane element of the tea party out there. it reminded people that we can't be post racial until we're post racism. we can't be post racial as long as people are showing up to rallies when they put the white back in the white house. and we as a country, i think all ultimately, most of us yearn to be that one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all. tragedy is, my daughter is 7. she thinks per where she lives. our job as grown-ups is to
. >>> meanwhile, lots of star power on this day here in washington. the first lady, michelle obama, getting a little star-struck herself welcoming harrison ford and the cast of the new film "42" to the white house. >> i want to thank harrison ford. i wanted to say that for a while. harrison ford. so you think you trip because i'm here? i'm tripping out. >> the film is slated to open next week, tells the ground-breaking story of jackie robinson, the first african-american to play major league baseball. also at the event, students from across the country. mrs. obama had a special message for them. >> you will be something great. don't know what it is. i still don't know what i'm going to do with my life. >> happening now, north korea crosses another line in its nuclear defiance. and the u.s. promises to defend itself. we're going to show you how a new korean war might play out. >>> busted in new york. a lawmaker is accused of trying to bribe his way into a powerful job as the city's next mayor. >>> inside a massive school cheating scandal. educators, educators, accused of holding parties to t
have amnesia. the obama administration now urging banks to make more home loans available to people with weak credit. wait a minute, isn't that what caused the housing crash in the first place? a washington economics columnist and author of the new book, "central bankers and a world on fire". welcome. >> thanks, greta. >> greta: tell me is the obama administration i read the front page, are they seeking to relax the lending requirements and urging banks to once again lend to people with weak credit. >> weak might not be the right word. but not weak, but okay, 600, fico scores. if you have fantastic credit you can get a loan the housing market is coming back, but people in the middle range are having harder time. and they're trying to push more money into the housing market and trying to get the housing market going stranger. >> all right, do they not have some fear, i mean, when i read the article, you know, i thought, we're not doing this again. because you know, the problem with this, when you bury people with debt who can't carry it. they're doing the debt services and spending t
with presidents. if there was a stigma you wouldn't see michelle obama at the oscars. i think this stigma mass gone away with this presidency. but the reality is, you know, you see a spike in the celebrity in washington, d.c. you've seen a spike in celebrity coming to washington, d.c. the fact that "tmz" is talking about barbara walters is more in their wheel house, they talk about paul ryan, they talk about president obama, they talk about michelle obama. there are so many outlets that traditionally have no interest in washington because washington is traditionally thought of as boring and stale. but the sex appeal for better or worse, in the past four years has significantly upticked. >> from politico this evening, from the click column people watching in washington, d.c., the head library is that the daughter of senator mccain gets a tv show. we go to glen. >> thank you very much. i want to say about the comment about the appearance of politicians and that kind of thing. one, i guess that means the old chi shea that politics is -- hee shea that politics is show business. i kind of disagree
headlines on this sunday. president obama spent easter morning at st. john's church in washington. he walked to sunday services from the white house with the first lady and their daughters. the president will head to denver this wednesday to push for stricter gun control laws. republican senators marco rubio and rand paul have already threatened to filibuster proposed legislation. mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords had a message. >> 94% of his constituents support a universal background check. for senator rand paul, it's about 83% in kentucky. they should listen to their constituents and certainly shouldn't be getting in the way of the process. >> and the deal on immigration reform. it appears closer than-of-business and labor workers came to an agreement. hoping legislation will be finalized this week. then head quickly to the floor for debate. an optimistic south carolina saturday lindsey graham on cnn this morning. >> exception the we have an agreement between business and labor, between ourselves. it has to be drafted. rolled out next week. yes, i believe it will
. joining us the former senior adviser to president barack obama, david axelrod. former congressman and chair of the national republican campaign committee, former virginia james davis, peggy noonan of the washington street journal. jeanne, welcome to all. we'll talk about two hours of show into one hour. david axelrod, on immigration, a lot of republicans don't believe the president wants to sign immigration bill this year. they believe that he wants the politics, he wants the political issue, because it's been so successful for democrats. >> i understand their paranoia because it was a terribly difficult issue for them and continues to be. he wants this accomplishment. this is a legacy item for him. there is no doubt in my mind he wants to pass comprehensive immigration reform. >> tom davis, can republicans even start talking to hispanics on other issues if this issue isn't put behind them no matter how it turns out? >> first of all, they'll get a vote. you may get like we did it in 2006, a house version and senate version. very, very different. not reconciled. at that point every
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to president obama's 2009 address before congress. >> and $140 million for something called volcano monitoring. instead of monitoring volcanos, what congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in washington, d.c. >> that guy. of course, about a month and a half later, there was a massive volcano eruption in alaska, but the persistent attacks have a real and destructive effect. this is what's happening to basic research funding. it's getting cut. the national science foundation national institutes of health are all suffering cuts from the sequester. republicans, led by senator tom coburn, even managed to smuggle an outrageous piece of language that instructs the director of the national science foundation that political sign research can only be funded if it is certified to promote national security or the economic interests of the united states. in other words, a rank bit of micromanaging by a few committed demagogues in the united states senate of the research agenda of academics. one of the things i admire and have truly learned from the conservative intellectual tradition is a
obama couldn't get climate change through a democratic congress a few years ago. the regulations on climate change are coming. everyone in washington is gearing up for us. people in congress, lobbyists. there could be court challenges, basically couldn't get it done through congress. so he will do it administratively through regulation. bill: environmentalists love this. >> yeah. bill: this is what they believe will reduce smog all over america. >> that's correct. bill: politically though, does it sell? >> i think it will be very difficult and here's why, bill. because there is some democrats from red states, also from oil and gas states, mary landrieu who is up for re-election in 2014. mark begich from alaska will be outspoken on this. and there will be effort on any climate change regulations that republicans and democrats will team up and try to overturn these regulations. now, it could pass the house, probably not the senate. and obama would veto it, that will put pressure on the white house especially when the economy is so fragile. i think the obama administration is going
hope that this is an example to the rest of the nation. certainly to our leaders in washington, who seem so deeply divided about an issue such as universal background checks, where the country is not divided itself. >> connecticut acts as president obama is out west today, trying to pressure congress to act. >> this is not easy. and i'll be blunt, a lot of members of congress, this is tough for them. because those who are opposed to any form of legislation, legislation affecting guns, they're very well organized and they're very well financed. but it can be done if enough voices are heard. >> joining me this hour, mark kelly, who with his wife, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, has become a leading voice for tighter gun laws across the nation. >>> countering the threats, the u.s. sends new missile defenses to guam as north korea deploy as medium-range missile to its coast. we're live with richard engel. >>> and horroring courageous women. and happy anniversary to us. join us as we celebrate our five years of "andrea mitchell reports." >> some of the responsibility for the gr
in government policy. monday, washington base investment firm hype securities had a report predicting the obama administration would reverse course op big spending cuts that would have hit health insurers. they skyrocketed by 8.5%, a half hour later. the government announced the change in policy the report predicted. while the incident is throwing a spotlight on the controversial political intelligence industry, today's report by the investigative arm of congress concludeed the area is murky saying, quote, the prevalence of the sale of political intelligence is not known and therefore difficult to quantify. while currently little prevents lobbyists and washington insiders from gathering information, top congress could supplement existing gyps and laws to create stricter regulation. melissa: the washington post traveled the 1700 mile route and wrote about the experience in the recently published e-book, and, steve, what inspired you to do this? >> well, just seemed like a good way to bring this object to life rather than sit here and talk about whether or not this piece of paper was going to be
. >>> for years now, we've been hearing opponents of president obama and some supporters of his say that he just isn't willing to fight for what he believes in. that he compromises too easily, that he gives up too easily. today, with most of washington politicians and the political media firmly convinced that nothing significant can be done on gun and ammunition control, the president stubbornly stood and fought for it, but he did not stand alone. he stood with the parents of children from connecticut to california whose lives were snuffed out by gun violence. >> that anguish is still fresh in newtown. less than 100 days ago that happened. and the entire country was shocked. the entire country pledged we would do something about it and this time would be different. i haven't forgotten those kids. shame on us if we have forgotten. >> the president pushed for approval of all of his legislative proposals, including an assault weapons ban, a limit on high-capacity magazines and he especially emphasized his most popular proposal. >> 90% support background checks that will keep criminals and people wh
to washington four years ago? >> so i could be here where our government is making these decisions. at that when obama came in, we would have a chance to end the wars and not getting into drone wars in such a big way. i want to have more influence. >> did you vote for president obama? >> i voted for the green party candidate. 2007.e is a hearing from [video clip] >> all americans should be proud of their sons and daughters serving in iraq today. thank you. [indiscernible shouting] >> please remove them. >> no! no. >> throughout the remaining of this hearing you will be prosecuted in the district of columbia and will prosecute them under the law. >> who is that woman they were pulling out? >> she had never been in a hearing in her life. she had loved ones in the military. many of the people who come to these hearings are people who have lost children in the iraq or afghanistan. they are very emotional. she was scared to death being pulled out. she has never been arrested in her life. most of these people have never been arrested in their lives. they're doing this because they have a deep, versati
to president obama valerie jarrett. she spoke wednesday as part of the atlantic's women in washington series. her comments are just under an hour. >> thank you, elizabeth. thank you very much and all of you for being here. thank you, valerie. i will take you a couple of things about her before we get started. full disclosure, we used to work together on the first obama presidential campaign. now i get the chance to ask her all those questions that i always wanted to ask. [laughter] valor is a senior adviser to president obama. she oversees the white house office of public engagement, an important office to the president. also the head of the council on women and girls. she was the senior official in many capacities in the city of chicago and was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. she is a lawyer and has practice in a couple of law firms. she has gone from law to private business and now to the very top position, one of the very top positions in the white house. one of the most senior roles ever played by any woman in the white house. let's start there with that very issue, w
, president obama told a denver audience if a state like colorado can pass what he calls common-sense gun laws, so can congress here in washington. our white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us from denver with more. >> reporter: hi, wolf. the president came here to call on supporters to pressure congress to pass a law expanding background checks before he said opponents can run out the clock. president obama traveled west to keep up his campaign for tough new gun safety laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. now, the good news is, colorado has already chosen to do something about it. >> reporter: he's talking about the package of new gun safety laws colorado's democratic governor signed last month. they limit magazine clips to 15 rounds, require universal background checks, and require gun customers to pay for the cost of their background checks. the proposal introduced in the u.s. senate doesn't even include two of those three new measures, but it's struggling for votes. that ma
and defense policy to speak today about you is a lot -- policy and president obama's second term. for those of you who don't know us well, it is a global think tank with our mother ship in london and here in washington and singapore. those offices grew out of the dialogue that the institutes have pioneered over the past decade. these two also publishes survival, the annual military balance, the 2013 edition of which, was launched last week and the book series, some of which are on display in the back. this office is a critical part of that broader network. we see to bring a global perspective to washington and bring washington's perspective to a sometimes skeptical audience. it is a membership organization for those who aren't members could find information at the back or on our website. enough about us. we're here to hear from frank. his potion at deputy assistance secretary, frank is responsible for key issues in defense and military response policy. he held various positions in the u.s. house of represents on the house committee on intelligence and in the offices of to the secretary of d
they vote orlando johnson not vote -- or not voting on and screwing up in washington, d.c.. >> media has consequences. people are informed and misinformed. from the "obama -- "baltimore sun," and i covered chemical belts, plants blew up, and i asked why it kept happening. he said the problem is what's killing us is not what we don't know, but what we know. the american public knows a lot of things that are so, like how the government works, how politics work, and they actually don't. >> right. >> you know? gets to the question of sort of obligation, i mean, are we crowding out stuff that would batter inform them? are we, you know, should we be using their obsession with celebrity to better inform them? >> in a strange way, i think that, actually, that's the upside of everything you talk about. look, maybe a lot of people have it wrong, but i'm a great, great -- i'm not a great believer in the church of journalism, okay? i've known too many journalists, too many people behave in too many bad ways, and in a very primitive interpretation, i think it was john stewart who many, many years ago
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